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. speaking of which, protesters gathering in madrid raised their call for the spanish government to resign. demonstrators again clashed with police, which left 64 injured and led to 38 arrests. prime minister rajoy's reforms have proved deeply unpopular. out to steve sedgwick now who is following the story. steve, are we expecting the intensity of the protests to increase? >> i don't think we are. they've made their point in some cases violently. this is another protest scheduled for saturday evening. just have a look at what's going on in the sxaexact area. this is the neptune fountain, this is the heart of the madrid heart and we have the five star hotel that kelly i'm sure you've stayed at many a times. and this is the area which leads up to the congress, to the parliament. and you can see there are a lot barricades waiting and ready. it's a very normal business day here ahead of what will be yet another bought of austerity for rajoy's government. this is a government that isn't one that ran up huge debt to gdps during the good time. they had ale balanced budget in the good times. it wa
, but apparently we are going to cover it. >> before we get to that, the government of hollande is about to present it first budget. its expected to whicheverdelives of tax hikes. meantime european policymakers are appraising spain's reform plan. but today the government must brace for the results of the banking stress tests that will determine the recapitalization needs of the country's most troubled lenders. we have steve sedgwick following the story in thmadrid, but firs out to stefane in paris. it sounds like there will be a contrast with the spanish budget. it's tax hikes that seem to be the focus. >> in france it will be focus on tax hikes. that's the decision about to be announced by the french government. basically 20 billion euros in additional taxes in the budget for the next year. and only 10 billion euros in spending cuts. that's the plan to reach the deficit target. that's the best case scenario because the budget is based on a growth assumption of 0.8% which seems to be far too optimistic. plenty of private economists believe the french economy won't grow more than 0.3% next year. in
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